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A Little Girl is Dead by Harry Golden (1965)

Author: Harry Golden
Keywords: Leo Frank; Mary Phagan; Harry Golden; 1913; 1914; 1915; Atlanta; Georgia; Lynching; Anti-Defamation League; B'nai B'rith; Jewish; Jews; Judaism; KKK; Anti-Semitism; Anti-Semite; Leonard Dinnerstein; Steve Oney; 1913; 1914; 1915; Rape; Strangulation; Pedophilia
Year: 1965
Language: English
Collection: opensource


'A Little Girl is Dead' is a dramatized book about the battery, rape and murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, written by Harry Golden (May 6, 1902 – October 2, 1981) and published in 1965. Harry Golden was a fellon and prominent Jewish writer known for his varying degrees of anti-Gentile racism.

This is not a book of subtleties, the author is clearly biased in favor of Leo Frank and against the State's Prosecution Team. Golden, makes Dorsey out to be a Hollywoodized diabolical anti-Semitic cartoon character. Dorsey is made out to be an unscrupulous sociopath who manipulates and fabricates evidence against Leo Frank. The book is a bit infantile in how crassly it misrepresents the official legal records and newspaper accounts of the case (1913 to 1915).

The author shamelessly makes a countless number of errors, misrepresentations, misquotes, fabrications and omissions concerning the official records of the Leo Frank trial and appeals.

If you think all Gentiles are secretly anti-Semites working in a vast conspiracy against Jews, then this book is well worth reading to get the Leo Frank defense and revisionist perspective on the case from another die hard defender of Leo Frank.

On page 53, 54, Golden perpetuates a known fraud fabricated by journalist-author Pierre van Paassen (1964) about discovering "Bitemarks on Mary Phagan's left shoulder and neck" in 1922.

On page 64, Golden writes, "Leo Frank told them Conley could indeed write."

What reall happened?

From the time when Leo Frank was arrested by Atlanta Police on Tuesday, April 29, 1913, at 11:35 am, and Jim Conley was arrested on Thursday, Mary 1, 1913, Leo Frank never told the police in the early weeks of the Mary Phagan murder investigation that Jim Conley could write. It took the police using the third degree method less than 3 weeks to finally "cracked" Jim Conley, and he confessed to writing the "death notes" at Leo Frank's dictation.


The UK published version of this book 'A Little Girl is Dead' is called the 'Lynching of Leo Frank' (1966) it is also available on

"A Little Girl is Dead" (1965) by Harry Golden is accessible

'To Number Our Days' (1964) by Pierre van Paassen is available on

Georgia Supreme Court Archive:

Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Documents (about 1,800 pages).

Other Sources:

The definitive web site on the Leo Frank case is the Leo Frank Research Library and Archive @

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Reviewer: manhattansunrise - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - October 30, 2012
Subject: How the mind lies to itself is fascinating
I found it fascinating how Harry Golden would provide some of the information showing Leo Frank was likely guilty, but then practicing cognitive dissonance.
Reviewer: sarahcohen - 1.00 out of 5 stars - May 19, 2012
Subject: The Mary Phagan Bite Mark Hoax
page 53/54:

Just what Dorsey was looking for never became plain until fifty years later when Pierre van Paassen * in his book To Number Our Days described his own interest in the Leo Frank case.

In a visit to Atlanta in 1922, Van Paassen became interested in the tragedy that befell Leo Frank. It moved him to a study of all the old evidence. Van Paassen had settled himself in the courthouse, reading the records, when he came upon a sheaf of papers and a number of X-ray photographs showing teeth indentations. "The murdered girl/' says Van Paassen, "had been bitten on the left shoulder and neck before strangulation.

The bites were deep enough to leave an impression (a fact no newspaper or police officer reported) . Those indentations did not correspond with the X rays of Leo Frank's set of teeth which were what the envelope contained."

It was to check these X rays with the impression on Mary Phagan's shoulder that Dorsey reopened the grave. They didn't check. Dorsey obviously suppressed this. Had he not suppressed it, it is doubtful it would have made any difference. The skids were greased, as the last day of the inquest proved.

Pierre van Paassen, To Number Our Days, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, N.Y., 1964, pp. 237-38.

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